MilliOnAir April 2018

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ho can remember Happy Days character Ralph Malph played by actor Don Most? I could not resist the opportunity of an

interview with him after an introduction by one of our common friends, music artist Jonathan Cilia Faro. I grew up watching Don in a variety of TV shows that have now become quite iconic. I think Don has proved to be a very versatile actor who was able to play a lot more than just comedy, and as you'll get to read through the interview, he has some great advice for those wanting to enter the industry or who want to expand the type of characters they play. So let's get to know Don! Don, let’s take our readers through your journey in the acting/singing world. We will be talking about some of the highlights of your career, but let’s start where it all began! How did your acting career start? Was this something you always wanted to do? It started when I was pretty young. I was about 9 years old when I saw a movie called the “The Jolson Story”, which was about a great legendary singer - Al Jolson, who was one of the most famous entertainers in the early 1900 hundreds and into the 20’s and 30’s, he actually made the first talking picture called “The Jazz Singer” in 1927. This movie was about Al Jolson and his career. And at 9 years old, that made a strong impact on me. The actor who played him - Larry Parks, was great, and the music was great, so my first interest was music and singing, and that’s what I was pursuing when I was 13,14,15. I then shifted. I enrolled in a more serious acting class. My first class was acting, singing and dancing, but when I was 16, I enrolled in a more serious acting class, and that led me to meeting a woman - Selma Rubin, who then became my manager, (in NYC where I grew up). She started sending me out on auditions, meeting agents, going out on auditions in New York, and initially, I started doing some work on commercials.

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